What Motherhood Means To…Suzanne

Motherhood. Oh, motherhood. How can motherhood be summed up in just one short blog post?

There are so many adjectives out there that I could slap onto my journey of motherhood. These adjectives span the whole spectrum from deep elation and heart-bursting pride, to painful weeping and deep worry over the future.

But if I had to pick one, just one word to describe my journey in motherhood, it would be sanctifying. From the deep joy of watching my daughter take her first steps, to the excruciating tears I cried when we said goodbye to our foster daughter, motherhood has been the process that has drawn me closer to Christ.

By grace it’s made me more like Him.

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What Motherhood Means To…Sarah

I never expected to be a mother.

At first, it just wasn’t on my radar. My husband and I married at nineteen. We were in the middle of our college degrees and between our schooling, careers, church ministries, and building our newlywed life, the thought of becoming pregnant would send my mind into a panic.

Fast forward two years and I had the baby fever and I had it bad!

We graduated from college, moved out of our {awful} double-wide trailer and into a little blue house in the country. Life settled into a more predictable rhythm. It was time. It was time to add that tiny human to our family. And so with much excitement and anticipation for our future, we started “trying”.

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What Motherhood Means To…Taylor

Motherhood by definition is the act of raising a child. When Patty asked me to do a post for this series I thought I would write something well put together and eloquent. Something that captured motherhood in all its perfection and glamour. Then I remembered, motherhood is not well put together. Motherhood is not eloquent.

Motherhood is certainly not perfect.

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What Motherhood Means To…Stephanie

Hi! I’m Stephanie, writer of the I Literally LOL blog and wiper of the poopy bottoms.

I never would have thought that a monotonous cycle of laundry, dishes, stinky diapers, discipline, and sleep deprivation would bring me so much joy. No, I’m really not crazy . . . or at least not certifiably. Ahem.

Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Gilbert
Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Gilbert

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What Motherhood Means To…Hannah

Hey there! I’m Hannah, wife of 8 years to Jonathan and mom of two boys named Evan and Porter. Yes, I proudly wear the “boy mom” label. Something I never would have imagined. I grew up with a sister, took dance classes, loved makeup and dress up and Barbies. I had no real knowledge of little boys or what that entailed.

Needless to say I have learned quickly.

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